Only about one in four eligible Minnesota seniors receives Food Support, according to the state Department of Human Services. Outreach efforts all over the state aim to convince more seniors to enroll.
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The Fargo Film Festival opens today at the historic Fargo Theatre.
For 30 hours, the teens in Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, the Twin Cities and other parts of the state will go without food to expand their understanding of global and local hunger. They’ll also volunteer at food shelves, pack food for hungry children in developing nations, or serve breakfast at homeless shelters.
The Heron Lake BioEnergy plant is one of several ethanol plants in the region facing an uncertain future.
Voyageurs National Park officials will begin moving next month into a new park headquarters complex on the Rainy River in International Falls.
This year Moorhead decided to make the switch to all paid labor for filling sandbags. They’ll use a temp labor agency to supply the workers who are expected to earn $9 to $10 an hour.
Meager city budgets and a rough winter have joined forces and are evident in the form of potholes on roads through out the state.
Organizers of a summer food program designed to help feed low-income kids want to make sure there’s no stigma attached.
The plant was plagued by financial problems from the time it started operation in early 2008. It filed for bankruptcy in October 2009.
After a year, MPR News editor David Cazares is starting to forget Florida. But he misses its lovely mess and is not sure he’ll ever embrace winter as “real Minnesotans” do.